Artists letting you rethink or destroy their work? You bet — Trent is at it again.


When Nine Inch Nails released their single The Hand That Feeds in GarageBand 2.0 format, it was a huge hit. Hundreds of fans posted remixes in the first week after the release. But Windows users — and even GarageBand 1.x Mac users — were left in the dark.


Now, Trent Reznor is back with another NIN single, ready to remix / mash-up with raw tracks, but this time he’s got the multi-format thing down. The new single, Only, is available for users of several Windows/Mac DAWs:

Mac: Apple GarageBand 2.x or later (also compatible with Logic Express and Pro 7.x)


Mac/Windows: Ableton Live (hurrah!)


Mac/Windows: Pro Tools (HD, LE, M-Powered)


Windows: Sony ACID (Xpress/Pro)

I’m not going to pull any punches: I’m psyched about the Live version more than any of these. Sure, Pro Tools is the software NIN used to make the track, but Live’s remix tools are without par among these options, so if you’re ready to really radically remix and mash this one, Live is the way to go. That said, I’m equally excited this isn’t an exclusive of any one app: if experimentation is the aim, having choices is great. More on this story and artists letting listeners remake their music:

The Hand that Feeds – analysis of previous single, and why this track wasn’t produced in Logic as some had speculated


Beatmixed on the previous single (and why it was a pain for Windows users


Remix-friendly songs in the near future?


Audiohead goes inside NIN’s studio


Digidesign.com on the new single

  • lindagraino

    Garageband can help with beats!